Chesapeake Fishing Open
Port Covington Marina • Baltimore, MD
September 15 & 16, 2023
September 14, 2023
Nick's Fish House, 5pm - 7pm
Prizes for the Chesapeake Fishing Open:
to the Grand Prize winner of the longest 3 fish stringer (any species)
each to the winners for longest Rockfish, Snakehead and Catfish categories
to the winner for longest White Perch
2nd and 3rd place winners will receive gift cards to our friends over at Tochtermans Fishing Tackle in Fells Point.
Prize money may increase with angler participation. See full list of prizes
This year's Chesapeake Fishing Open is a two day event, kicking off with a Thursday night Captain’s Party at Nick’s Fish House on September 14th, 2023.
Lines go in bright and early on September 15th and 16th, and anglers will be competing for the biggest Rockfish, Catfish, Snakehead and White Perch.
On Saturday the 16th, there will also be two great parts of this event happening back at the docks and shoreline of Port Covington Marina and the surrounding Baltimore Peninsula.
A shoreline clean up organized by the Maryland Waterways Foundation will take place in two locations, and the Family & Youth Fishing Derby will provide fishing lessons for kids, filleting demos and arts and crafts. A professional charter vessel will also take willing youth and families for short fishing trips around the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, as others can fish from the marina docks.
When the contestants get back the party heats up, with live music, raffle prizes and Baltimore’s best seafood brought to you by Nick’s Fish House!
$75 per individual with a maximum of 6 participants on one boat. $450 for a 6 person team registration
- Do you have all 6 team members and their contact information? Register as a team for $450
- 1-5 team members register as $75 individual(s) and include team name for all participants(if applicable)
Youth & Family Fishing Festival
For those who aren't fishing the tournament but want to enjoy time fishing from shore, join us in the youth & family fishing events held throughout the day.
A free charter boat has also been arranged that will take youth anglers and guardians fishing from the Port Covington Marina throughout the day.
Fishing equipment and safety equipment will be provided for all participants.
For those who aren’t fishing, join us to pitch in and clean up the Baltimore Peninsula shoreline.
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Founded in 2019, The Chesapeake Fishing Open was created to be a fun and competitive day of fishing that supports local non-profit organizations who focus on improving water quality and promoting conservation efforts in and around the Patapsco River and Harbor Basins.